San Benito County Supervisors will appoint interim sheriff April 27.
Miguel Masso left HPD in September and attributed his leave to a lingering injury and the current climate toward law enforcement, among other factors.
Hollister City Council approves request for replacement, handler training and vehicle conversion.
Bill Avera has worked for the city for 25 years.
12-term congressman will not seek re-election in 2016 and will retire in January 2017 at the end of his current term